WHO: The End Is Nigh
Tedros Ghebreyesus: “We have never been in a better position to end the pandemic – we are not there yet, but the end is in sight.”..
In the same statement, though, the WHO director made recommendations to governments that make it clear that the pandemic is far from over:
Plan for surges of cases, and make sure you have the supplies, equipment and health workers you will need
Maintain infection prevention and control precautions to protect health workers and non-COVID patients in health facilities
and so on….
WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing – 14 September 2022
Just one week earlier, however, this was the message from the WHO:
So it’s beginning to look like the “end of the pandemic” statement may have been released to simply divert attention away from the bombshell report by the Lancet COVID-19 Commission into the mishandling of the pandemic, published the following day.
The Lancet COVID-19 Commission report is covered in our post below:
Lancet: Covid response “a massive global failure at multiple levels”
We see what you did there, Tedros…
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